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Live-stream shopping is changing the face of retail

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  With every swipe, tap and toggle, digital consumers are creating new demands in customer experience, brand engagement and shopping. With increases in social media marketing …

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Do you crave a good chicken & waffle? Here’s the best one in your state

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The concept of combining chicken and waffles has been around since the 1600s when  early versions of waffles were being topped with pulled chicken and gravy by home …

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How to stop a cyberbully

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  Social media platforms and online forums have the power to connect people around the world. They build community and togetherness, and they offer a place …

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4 easy steps to properly managing credit cards

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Out of all the financial products out there, credit cards can inspire some of the strongest opinions. Some people see them as a useful tool for …

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Should you be worried about interest rates going up? It’s complicated

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  The Federal Reserve will likely raise interest rates in 2022 in response to rising inflation. A majority of the members of the Fed’s Open Market …

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What happens to a car loan when someone dies?

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Probably the last thing on most car buyers’ minds when they walk into a dealership is the thought that they might die before they manage to …

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A $456 McRib & 24 other ‘fancy’ fast foods that may (or may not!) be worth it

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Would you spend over $400 to make a fancy McRib? Well, the YouTube Channel Mythical Kitchen did for their series “Fancy Fast Food!” Chef Josh Scherer and his …

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You have to see this footballer’s tearful reunion with his favorite teacher

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Ian Wright is a very successful man. A player for British football club Arsenal  in the 90’s and an all-time leading scorer for football club Crystal …

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How to save for college while you’re still in high school

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  Figuring out how to save for college can be just as important as deciding what you major or which school to attend. It’s never too …

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55 iconic products that are still made right here in the USA

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It’s a common misconception that little, if anything, is made in America anymore.  While a lot of manufacturing has certainly been moved to other countries in …

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A small business owners’ complete guide to accounting

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  As a small business owner, we know you’ve got a lot on your plate. Between managing supplies and satisfying customers, the last thing you need …

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4 ways women can own their financial power

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It’s no doubt that there is no greater time to be a woman in the history of our civilization.  I agree that there’s still a lot …

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Passive income: A beginner’s guide

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  When looking for side hustle ideas, it’s important to understand the difference between passive income vs. active income.   You have heard these terms before, but …

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Tax loss carryforward: What is it and how does it work?

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  A tax loss carryforward is a special tax rule that allows capital losses to be carried over from one year to another. In other words, …

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6 painless ways to build savings in 2022

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If you’ve tried to build an emergency fund or other savings in the past but never saved more than a few hundred dollars before withdrawing most of it …

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This dad makes fake photos with his children. It’s adorable…and kind of scary

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Kenny Deuss of Antwerp, Belgium, is a regular guy. He takes regular photos of his kids, uses Photoshop to create images of said kids in questionable …

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You have to see this 13-year-old boxing prodigy’s amazing balancing act

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  Kira “Pink Panther” Makogonenko is going viral for her awe-inspiring training routine.   The 13-year-old Ukrainian boxer can be seen on a balancing platform, juggling …

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Homes are less affordable in more than three-quarters of US counties

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  An inventory shortage, coupled with low mortgage rates and lightning-quick turnarounds on sales, drove a hot housing market in 2021 — and 2022 shows little sign …

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Yes, sleep can affect your fertility. Here’s how

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You know just how much a poor night’s sleep can mess with your ability to function the next day, and you may also know that chronic sleep deprivation can …

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How to get a car loan without a job

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  If you’re unemployed, you may wonder if it’s possible to get a car loan with no income. This post will walk you through that scenario …

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The best places to live if you want to pay off debt fast!

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A new year means new beginnings, but it’s hard to make a fresh start with debt saddling you down. You could take out a personal loan to help …

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Cyclical vs. non-cyclical stocks: What you need to know

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Cyclical investing means understanding how various stock sectors react to economic changes. A cyclical stock is one that’s closely correlated to what’s happening with the economy …

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Here’s why parents should file their taxes early

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  Tax season 2022 is nearly upon us. The earliest you can file your taxes is Jan. 24, and the tax filing deadline this year is …

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7 factors that cause inflation

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Inflation is when the prices of goods and services rise in relation to the dollar or the currency in use. The result is that the dollar …

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You’ll never try these viral fashion hacks. We guarantee it

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Five Minute Crafts, you have done it again! As normal human beings, we have been wearing our jeans in a normal, societally approved,  human being kind …

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This 10-year-old already owns 2 companies & could retire at 15

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Pixie Curtis is financially ready for retirement. Her companies, Pixie’s Fidgets and Pixie’s Bows, under the umbrella of Pixie’s Pixs, are flourishing. She has retirement dreams …

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‘Real-life superhero’ claims he is hunting Arkansas serial killer

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  Desperate times call for desperate measures. There is truth in this statement and few know it better than the citizens of Little Rock, Arkansas.   …

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Do you drive one of America’s most stolen cars?

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In its annual “Hot Wheels” report, the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) lists 2020’s top 10 most stolen cars in America. Aside from seeing a dramatic …

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A single parent’s guide to tax returns in 2022

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  Gah! Taxes! No one likes them (except maybe accountants and sadists), but you and I know we have to deal with them. As a single …

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8 tips for negotiating a car lease

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When someone leases a car, typically, they can make a lower monthly payment than if they’d purchased the vehicle. That’s a key reason why leasing can …

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Is inflation a good or bad thing for consumers?

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Inflation is an economic trend in which prices for goods and services rise over time. The Federal Reserve uses different price indexes, including the Consumer Price …

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This giant, spinning ice disk is the zen you need right now

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So, it turns out that the weirdest thing in Maine is not Stephen King this winter. No, that title goes to the giant spinning ice disk …

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You can still thank Betty White for being a friend on Facebook

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My world has been a little darker since Dec. 31, as I’m sure yours probably has been, too. After all, it’s the day the incomparable Betty …

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Ever dreamed of starting your own business? Here’s how these 2 dads pulled it off

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Just a week ago, two men who decided to start a baby food company in their kitchen began moving their first shipments of their “crazy idea” …

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Are student loans tax deductible? A guide to rules & limits

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Are student loans tax deductible? You betcha: If you paid on student loans in the prior tax year, you might qualify for the student loan tax …

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And the top home renovation of the pandemic is …

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  The pandemic turned our homes into workplaces, schoolrooms, playgrounds — everything places — with family members and significant others around all the time. After the …

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Sleep apnea? Try these top tips for getting the rest you need

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If you think you’ve been getting a full night’s sleep but you still feel terrible in the morning, you could have sleep apnea, a common sleep …

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Student loan consolidation rates: What to expect

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It’s possible to consolidate or refinance your student loans into one loan with a single monthly payment. The major difference between these two options is that …

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Inventory management tips for small businesses

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Good inventory management should be a top priority for e-commerce business owners. Having a well-defined inventory management process is essential for optimizing how you control inventory …

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Here’s what these famous ’90s kids look like now

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In August, Spencer Elden, who appeared on the cover of Nirvana’s legendary 1991 Nevermind album as a baby, sued the band and associated parties. He alleged …

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Can you avoid being naked & broke if you return from the dead?

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  On visiting days, Paul Hagen takes a break from his duties as an alderman for the city of Waupaca, Wisconsin, and drives south, skirting the …

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Read this before getting an online loan

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There are a variety of ways to borrow money when cash is needed. A few common places to start might be traditional banks or credit unions, …

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The 30 most anticipated games of 2022

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The year 2021 was weird for video games. It was full of delayed projects but also full of new announcements. It’s clear that the gaming industry …

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Eva Longoria’s home is gorgeous. Take a look inside

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A six-bedroom home with a star-studded past has recently hit the market. The Hollywood Hills stunner was previously home to Eva Longoria, who lived here for …

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Does your financial advisor need to be local?

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  Luis Rosa has met with clients remotely for years, even before the pandemic. When the certified financial planner and member of the Zoe Financial planning network moved …

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5 ways walking can improve your mental health

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  Walking is beneficial for the body and mind. It makes us less depressed, less angry, more energized, more mindful, and even gives us better sleep. …

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Can you make a car payment with a credit card?

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  Editor’s note: Lantern by SoFi seeks to provide content that is objective, independent and accurate. Writers are separate from our business operation and do not …

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The one gross reason why you should never fall asleep on the couch

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If you ever wake up with a stiff neck or back problems after spending the night on a sofa, then you’re probably already well aware that couches don’t …

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Dad holds baby son without even noticing it’s a doll — and it’s hilarious!

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New mom Kristy Scott caught herself wondering. Would her baby grow to live a happy life? Thrive in a world that can be so cruel? Would …

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Watch Dolly Parton shut down Barbara Walters with style & grace

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Dolly Parton has long been someone to admire. Her talent, her charity work, her kindness and intelligence (not to mention she has written some of the …